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Old 10-09-2018, 05:49 AM
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Originally Posted by elmshoot View Post
Retractable tailwheel and fixed main gear!
Only the British could come up with that!
Maybe they were drinking more than just Tea!
Ernie u r up!
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Old 10-09-2018, 10:26 AM
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And here's your new question. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today.

2. But it was very nearly much better known.
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Old 10-10-2018, 04:38 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:48 AM
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How about ye'old B-18
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Hydro Junkie View Post
How about ye'old B-18
Good answer, Sparky; right thought process, etc.; but not where we're headed. Here's a bonus clue, and an early afternoon clue, to reward and assist your efforts. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:03 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.




What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.
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Old 10-10-2018, 07:14 PM
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Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by elmshoot View Post
Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
Thanks for reminding me of an airplane I haven't thought about in a lot of years, Sparky. I'll award a bonus clue, as well as a morning clue, but as you can see we're not headed toward the XP-58. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:01 AM
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The Heinkel He-100?
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:20 AM
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Originally Posted by SimonCraig1 View Post
The Heinkel He-100?
Not the He-100, SimonCraig1; but a good guess. Our subject airplane was, in fact, a monoplane; but not that monoplane. Here's an afternoon clue, and a bonus clue, to reward and assist your efforts. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.
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Old 10-11-2018, 03:07 PM
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Based upon past practice, you guys are expecting an evening clue, aren't you? Well, here it is. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.
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Old 10-12-2018, 06:00 AM
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.
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Old 10-12-2018, 08:22 AM
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Afternoon clue. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.
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Old 10-12-2018, 12:29 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:23 PM
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I'm going to post Saturday's clue a bit earlier than normal. I have to be up and about all day Saturday; we (We being my two local RC Clubs, the F.A.R.M. Club and C.M.B) are doing RC demo's, buddy boxing and a static display of RC planes at the Culpeper Air Fest. The day starts early, so I'll post this tonight. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.
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Old 10-13-2018, 12:48 AM
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Originally Posted by elmshoot View Post
Siemens-Schuckert D.III
I caught this one while having a cup of coffee before heading out. Great answer, Sparky; but still not correct. (Besides; In my opinion, the Siemens-Schuckert was no part of a plane Germany needed in WWI. We'll have to talk about that plane some day, but not now.) And of course, here's a bonus clue for you. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.

16. But there proved to be a wing defect; and there were several losses related to wing failure.
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:06 PM
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.

16. But there proved to be a wing defect; and there were several losses related to wing failure.

17. As a result, the plane was withdrawn from combat rather quickly.
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:50 PM
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Maybe the Fokker D8. Some of the clues don't match, the wing did have some issues in the beginning.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by elmshoot View Post
Maybe the Fokker D8. Some of the clues don't match, the wing did have some issues in the beginning.
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Sparky; again a really great answer, but not where we're headed. But you do earn a bonus clue for your attempt. And, since it's after midnight here and I have to be up and gone again in the wee hours of the morn (I'm teaching a Range Safety Officer (RSO) course tomorrow morning), I'll go ahead and drop the morning clue now. Thanks; Ernie P.

BTW; The Fokker D-8 was a great airplane. But again, it was no part of an airplane that Germany needed in 1918.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.

16. But there proved to be a wing defect; and there were several losses related to wing failure.

17. As a result, the plane was withdrawn from combat rather quickly.

18. Oddly enough, the wing was apparently quite robust; and the problem was probably in a design area not then well understood.

19. The manufacturer then decided to offer the type as a trainer.
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Evening clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.

16. But there proved to be a wing defect; and there were several losses related to wing failure.

17. As a result, the plane was withdrawn from combat rather quickly.

18. Oddly enough, the wing was apparently quite robust; and the problem was probably in a design area not then well understood.

19. The manufacturer then decided to offer the type as a trainer.

20. It was produced as an advanced trainer, and two versions were produced.
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Today's clue. Thanks; Ernie P.

What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.

16. But there proved to be a wing defect; and there were several losses related to wing failure.

17. As a result, the plane was withdrawn from combat rather quickly.

18. Oddly enough, the wing was apparently quite robust; and the problem was probably in a design area not then well understood.

19. The manufacturer then decided to offer the type as a trainer.

20. It was produced as an advanced trainer, and two versions were produced.

21. And additional bracing was designed for the wings.
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Np guesses so maybe another clue is needed. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.

16. But there proved to be a wing defect; and there were several losses related to wing failure.

17. As a result, the plane was withdrawn from combat rather quickly.

18. Oddly enough, the wing was apparently quite robust; and the problem was probably in a design area not then well understood.

19. The manufacturer then decided to offer the type as a trainer.

20. It was produced as an advanced trainer, and two versions were produced.

21. And additional bracing was designed for the wings.

22. The trainer versions were used in large numbers by the producing country. Another country bought and used more than 50; and four other countries bought at least one each.
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Morning clue. Thanks; Ernie P.


What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.

16. But there proved to be a wing defect; and there were several losses related to wing failure.

17. As a result, the plane was withdrawn from combat rather quickly.

18. Oddly enough, the wing was apparently quite robust; and the problem was probably in a design area not then well understood.

19. The manufacturer then decided to offer the type as a trainer.

20. It was produced as an advanced trainer, and two versions were produced.

21. And additional bracing was designed for the wings.

22. The trainer versions were used in large numbers by the producing country. Another country bought and used more than 50; and four other countries bought at least one each.

23. It was eventually decided wing flutter was the cause of the wing failures in the fighter versions; or perhaps another related phenomena simply not understood at the time.
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What warbird do I describe?

1. This aircraft was not one of the more famous in its war. As such, it is largely unknown today

2. But it was very nearly much better known.

3. And there is a chance that, had it been the winner in an informal competition with a much more famous aircraft, it would itself be much more famous today.

4. It was not a formal competition as such; but a decision was being made as to which single aircraft type was to be produced in largely increased numbers. And our subject was one of the two under active consideration; although mainly as a backup for the other aircraft.

5. But the question is; “Would it have been famous or infamous”?

6. In trials, it proved to be an able contender.

7. It was fast and handled well.

8. It was very maneuverable.

9. It climbed quickly.

10. It offered its pilot excellent visibility.

11. Two versions were produced for the trials.

12. The second version was quite similar, but with a heavier armament.

13. When it was proposed to an ally, the ally wasn’t informed it was a design for a single seat fighter; and the ally decided not to order any of the type. And the producing country decided to select the other aircraft as its main fighter.

14. Nevertheless, more than 1,000 of the aircraft were produced as fighters.

15. It was very popular with the pilots who flew it. They loved its speed and maneuverability.

16. But there proved to be a wing defect; and there were several losses related to wing failure.

17. As a result, the plane was withdrawn from combat rather quickly.

18. Oddly enough, the wing was apparently quite robust; and the problem was probably in a design area not then well understood.

19. The manufacturer then decided to offer the type as a trainer.

20. It was produced as an advanced trainer, and two versions were produced.

21. And additional bracing was designed for the wings.

22. The trainer versions were used in large numbers by the producing country. Another country bought and used more than 50; and four other countries bought at least one each.

23. It was eventually decided wing flutter was the cause of the wing failures in the fighter versions; or perhaps another related phenomena simply not understood at the time.

24. Either way, its time in active combat service as a fighter was short; perhaps three months in all.
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